Session 4.3

Session 4: Building Relationships

Children are a gift from the Lord; they are a reward from him. Children born to a young man are like arrows in a warrior’s hands. How joyful is the man whose quiver is full of them!

Psalm 127:3-5

When parenting goes wrong.

You messed up. What now?

Do you need to receive God's forgiveness through Jesus Christ today?

Click to see a few easy questions to help you learn more about yourself and complete this question.

Take Aim Questions

Take some time to journal and process the questions below, they’ll help you apply parenting principles that will set you up for success.

Why do you think humility is an important quality for a parent?

Does humility come easily for you in your marriage, parenting, or other relationships?

What is one thing that you need to apologize to your child for this week? Maybe think of a time recently when you should have apoloziged but didn’t.

The Need To Know

On making lemonade.

  •   Rather than getting everything right, the best way to show our kids the gospel is to be a repentant sinner.
  •   Approach your children as fellow sinners who flee to Jesus together.
  •   Humility and a deep understanding of our own need for the Gospel empowers us to make “I’m sorry’, and forgiveness, part of our family’s culture.
  •   Repairing our relationships with our kids often starts with acknowledging the log in our own eye (Matthew 7:5).
  •   Diligently maintain the bridge of relationship with your child, allowing you to speak into his or her life and demonstrate God’s love, even in hard times.